What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Docs.com?
If you already have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here.
Or sign in with:
Signing in allows you to download and like content, and it provides the authors analytical data about your interactions with their content.
Embed code for: Inspection Summary of Repair-14604 Birchdale
Select a size
1. ROOFING, CHIMNEYS, AND FLASHING
1.4 GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS
The front porch gutter was overflowing at inspection (picture 1). (page # )Repair
2.1 GENERAL EXTERIOR OBSERVATIONS
It should be noted that the rear addition is amateur is its finishings.(picture 1)(picture 2) Siding, gutters, windows etc. Consult a professional contractor for repairs
2.6 DECKS, BALCONIES, PORCHES, ENTRANCES AND APPLICABLE RAILINGS
(1) The deck supports are non-standard in their construction(picture 1)
(2) The front porch flag stones needs grouting(picture 2).
3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
3.0 LIMITATIONS TO THE STRUCTURE INSPECTION
For Information Purposes
It is unclear exactly just how the rear addition is put together. There is no access to any type of foundation or roof supports. It is extremely amateur in its design and obviously county permits were not issued
4. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
4.1 SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS
Expert Evaluation Recommended
An addition has been built around the homes electric meter(picture 1). This is not legal. Consult a licensed electrical contractor on how to remedy this situation
4.4 BRANCH CIRCUIT WIRING
Repair or Replace
(1) The dryer circuit wire needs to be secured(picture 1).
(2) An extension cord is being used to provide power to the washer(picture 2) This method of extending electrical power is not recognized as a safe installation. Extension cords are designed and to be used only as a temporary source of power. The installation needs to have a professionally wired electrical circuit installed and the extension cord removed. Consult a licensed and qualified electrical contractor to correct this condition.
4.5 ALUMINUM WIRING
(1) Solid aluminum wiring is used to provide electricity to the branch circuits in the house. Solid aluminum wiring was widely used in houses during the mid 1960's and 1970's. Problems resulting from the expansion and contraction of the wiring can result in overheating at connections between the wire and other electrical equipment such as switches and receptacles, or at splice points and terminations to fixtures such as ceiling lighting or fans. This can result in overheating of the wiring. The electrical wiring should be further evaluated by a qualified and licensed electrical contractor whenever this type of wiring is present in a home.
(2) A random sample of receptacles and switches were selected and checked for compatibility for use on aluminum wiring. This random selection of receptacles and wall switches did reflect that non-aluminum rated devices have been used.(picture 1) This is not a safe practice and can create a fire hazard.
A licensed and qualified electrical contractor should further evaluate all receptacles, switches and electrical connections made to the electrical system at any location where aluminum wiring is present to ensure that the electrical system is safe and meets all electrical industry standards for aluminum wiring.
This requirement is further discussed under Article 110 (Electrical Connections) of the National Electrical Code and can be an important reference source when discussing this observation with a licensed and qualified electrical contractor.
4.6 RECEPTACLES AND SWITCHES
(1) The addition has only one electrical outlet!! This is unheard of in modern construction. PERMITS?? Additional receptacles added to the addition would improve the safe use of electricity in the property. A recommendation is made to consult a licensed and qualified electrical contractor to evaluate this condition and provide a solution to increase the number of receptacle locations.
(2) The microwave outlet is loose/dangling(picture 1). Repair as necessary
4.7 UNGROUNDED RECEPTACLES
Various outlets are ungrounded in the upstairs of the home. Have an electrician repair
4.8 GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) DEVICES
The rear exterior outlet is not grounded and needs to be GFCI protected(picture 1). Have an electrician repair
6. COOLING / HEAT PUMPS
6.5 AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
There is no heat/cool to the addition. Consult an HVAC contractor for ideas on how to add heat/cool to addition.
7. INSULATION AND VENTILATION
7.4 VENTILATION FANS AND THERMOSTATIC CONTROLS (ATTIC)
The basement bath has no fan. It was ok with the original home, but when the addition was added it made the bath an interior bath which technically should have an exhaust fan which vents to the exterior of the home. Have a contractor add a fan , as required.
8. PLUMBING SYSTEM
8.1 INTERIOR DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMS
The basement tub has a slow drain(picture 1). Have a plumber repair
The doorway to the rear addition is only 26 inches wide(picture 1). Consult the county for minimal door width openings etc.
9.4 STEPS, STAIRWAYS, BALCONIES AND RAILINGS
The upper front rail is loose(picture 1). Repair accordingly
The dishwasher is not properly installed into the kitchen cabinet opening. This appliance needs to be attached to the cabinet counter top and leveled as required.s being used to provide power to the washer(picture 2) This method of extending electrical power is not recognized as a safe installation. Extension cords are designed and to be used only as a temporary source of power. The installation needs to have a professionally wired electrical circuit installed and the extension cord removed. Consult a licensed and qualified electrical contractor to correct this condition.
The rear exterior outlet is not grounded and needs to be GFCI protected(picture 1).